Why Isn’t My Garage Door Working?

Here are a couple of common questions that people have when their garage door isn’t working properly. We have also included some explanations and solutions.

Why wont my garage door close all the way or at all?

One reason is that the garage door opener isn’t as sensitive as it should be from constant use or extreme weather changes that can damage the springs and door opener itself.

A second reason could be that the safety sensor at the bottom of the garage door isn’t getting the proper reception or isn’t aligned.

In any of these cases a service call will be required.

Why wont my garage door open all the way or at all?

The first reason could be that there is an issue with the garage door opener.  If the wall mounted garage door opener work but the remote doesn’t check to make sure that the battery isn’t dead.

Another reason could be that one of the springs is broken.  If a spring is broken it makes the door to heavy for the motor to move.

A third reason could be that there is an issue with the circuit board of the garage opener.  The garage door motor will make noise but nothing will happen.

There might also be an issue with the garage door getting caught on something that wont allow it to open.

For the second, third and fourth reason a service call will be needed to make repairs.

How often should I get my garage door serviced?

You should make sure to get a yearly maintenance check on your garage door.  This will make sure that it is kept properly lubricated and that all the safety devices work.  Maintenance helps prevent damage to your garage door and this will help save you money in the end.

For Your Garage Door Needs, Give Sun Devil Garage A Call Today!

East Valley: 480-838-9397  Phoenix:602-510-1686

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